• Kyodo News


There were an estimated 17.14 million children under the age of 15 in Japan as of April 1, marking a record low for the 28th straight year, according to a government report released Monday.

The report by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, released a day ahead of the Children’s Day national holiday, showed that children’s share of the population was 13.4 percent, declining for the 35th consecutive year.

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